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Chargers: 3 things left for team to play for in 2019

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 18: Defensive back Daniel Sorensen #49 of the Kansas City Chiefs intercepts a pass intended for running back Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers in the fourth quarter of the game at Estadio Azteca on November 18, 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 18: Defensive back Daniel Sorensen #49 of the Kansas City Chiefs intercepts a pass intended for running back Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers in the fourth quarter of the game at Estadio Azteca on November 18, 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images)
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JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 08: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up prior to the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on December 08, 2019, in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 08: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up prior to the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on December 08, 2019, in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Philip Rivers

If for no other reason, the Chargers need to throw caution to the wind and go full bore over these next two weeks for their quarterback. This can be looked at in two different ways.

First, you have the veteran Rivers who has been the team’s starting quarterback for the past 14 seasons. You have also had murmurs out there that the team will look in a different direction at quarterback next year.

Chargers players can either take the field and give their guy 100 percent because they have become resolved to the fact that this will be his last season, or they can play with every ounce of their being because they want to make sure the organization keeps him in the fold.

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Either way, both are good reasons to play with their all. Rivers has struggled this season and his poor play, particularly late in games, may be as big a reason as any as to why the Chargers are 5-9. But one thing he has not done and will never do is quit.

No one wants to attain success more than Rivers. He’s given everything of himself in his playing career to the Chargers and to doing just that. The team and its players owe it to him to go out on the field and put forth their best performance.

It will be an interesting offseason for the 38-year old quarterback. But if these end up being his final two games in a Chargers uniform, or at the very least, as the team’s starting quarterback, send him out with a bang.

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